The Uruguayan Government's distinguished
"Medalla de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay"
will be bestowed by His Excellency Dr. Jorge Batlle Ibáñez
upon The Honorable Ambassador Martin J. Silverstein, in
recognition of his "intense and enthusiastic work towards
developing stronger relations between Uruguay and the United
States", announced a government decree released Thursday.
This is the only medal authorized by the
Uruguayan Legislature to be awarded to foreigners. Ambassador
Silverstein is the first American citizen and first United
States Ambassador to be decorated with this medal.
The ceremony will take place at the Presidency's
"Edificio Independencia" on Thursday, December
2nd, at 6 pm.